Lopez scored 19 points (8-11 FG, 0-1 3PT, 3-7 FT) to go with three rebounds and one block in 28 minutes during Friday's 114-113 win against Minnesota. While Lopez is having a career year as a scorer (12.5 points), he has struggled to pile up the point as of late. His 19 points against Minnesota were only the second time in his last seven games in which he scored in double figures. The center has also found difficulty rebounding, averaging 3.7 boards in his last seven games. Lopez will look to build on his resurgent scoring night when Chicago takes on Washington on Saturday.
Lopez registered two points (1-5 FG), one rebound and one assist across 13 minutes in Monday's 104-98 loss to the Kings before being ejected with 4:21 left in the second quarter for a second technical foul. The big man was particularly animated following his ejection, with teammates having to restrain him and Lopez reportedly flinging a chair in the tunnel on the way to the Bulls' locker room. The 10-year veteran has been on a downturn recently, scoring in single digits in four of the five games prior to Monday. Lopez has otherwise been enjoying a strong season, posting career highs in shot attempts (10.7) and scoring (12.4) across 53 games.
Lopez scored 15 points (6-15 FG, 3-3 FT) while adding eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Saturday's 113-103 loss to the Clippers. The veteran center hadn't scored in double digits in any of the last four games, while his eight boards were his highest single-game total since Dec. 15. In other words, Saturday's production is about Lopez's fantasy ceiling at this stage of his career given the rebuilding roster around him in Chicago.
Lopez scored 22 points (10-16 FG, 2-2 FT) to go with four rebounds, three assists and one block in 39 minutes during Monday's 132-128 double overtime loss to New Orleans. Monday's team-high 22 points caps off a six game run in which Lopez is averaging 16.6 points. In addition, the center has been rather efficient, shooting 67.1 percent on 11.6 shots per game during this same span. As a result, Lopez has pushed his scoring average to a career-high 13.1 points through 47 games. Beyond the scoring, Lopez has not compiled much in the way of rebounds, averaging 4.9 boards this year compared to last year's 6.4 rebounds. This is a surprising stat because Lopez, who ranks fifth on the team in rebounding, trails fourth-place rebounder, guard Denzel Valentine, who averages 5.3 rebounds per game.
Lopez had 20 points (9-13 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes during Saturday's 113-97 victory over the Hawks. Lopez was excellent from inside the paint once again Saturday, hitting 9-of-13 shots on his way to a team-high 20 points. He has now scored in double-figures in five straight games but continues to see some inconsistency in his minutes. He is an odd fit for the rebuilding Bulls squad but has taken up the role of veteran leadership with positive outcomes. He will not put up amazing numbers very often but will deliver solid scoring and rebounds with good percentages and some handy defensive stats.
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